WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A MILLION DOLLARS? Become a part of The Kresge Challenge! To date we have raised $33.4 million toward our Campaign goal of $40 million. Our immediate challenge is to raise $5.6 million by July 1, 2008 to receive a $1 million challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation. Your gift, made over the next five years, will help us meet that challenge and complete our campaign. Download a Five-year Giving Form, complete it, and mail it to Gift Records, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109 or fax it to 413.748.3666. Read more about Leadership for the 21st Century
COLLEGE NAMED ONE OF "15 MOST INFLUENTIAL SPORTS EDUCATION 'TEAMS' IN AMERICA" Springfield College is one of the "15 Most Influential Sports Education 'Teams' in America," according to a new report by The Institute for International Sport. The institute identified persons and organizations that have had a profound positive impact on individuals and society by effectively using sports as a means to educate. Read more.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE OLYMPIANS, FORMER USA TEAM MEMBERS DISCUSS SPIRIT-MIND-BODY CONNECTION AT CAMPUS EVENT A constellation of Springfield College alumni comprised of Olympic medalists and former USA Team members converged on the campus on November 7 to discuss how a balanced approach to spirit, mind and body has influenced their excellence in sport and in life. Organizer of the event was Mimi Murray, Springfield College professor of physical education and 2007-2008 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics. Murray is examining the College’s history, including its influence on the Olympic movement.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE TO DEDICATE JAMES NAISMITH COURT Dr. James Naismith, the College's renowned alumnus and former faculty member who invented the game of basketball at the College in 1891, will be honored when the College dedicates and names its newly refurbished basketball court James Naismith Court, during ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:45 p.m., in Blake Arena, in the Physical Education Complex. Read more.
SUPER 60 AWARD RECOGNIZES COLLEGE AS MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO REGIONAL ECONOMYSpringfield College is a recipient of the 2007 Super 60 Award of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Inc., topping the list of significant contributors to the region’s economy. Read more.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER FOR STUDENTS INTRODUCED Space in the newly renovated Hickory Hall has been transformed into the new Academic Success Center, a dynamic learning center for Springfield College students. Math Support Services, Writing Support Services, and Learning Support Services – formerly the Math Lab, Writing Lab, and Office of Student Support Services – now function together in one location.
FIELD RENAMING HONORS FIRST FOOTBALL COACH AMOS ALONZO STAGGSpringfield College honored the memory of its first football coach and member of the national college football and national basketball halls of fame, Amos Alonzo Stagg, when it renamed its newly resurfaced football field from Benedum Field to Stagg Field in ceremonies held October 20 during Homecoming Weekend. Read more.
ONLINE RESEARCH SKILLS TAUGHT ELECTRONICALLY BY BABSON LIBRARY STAFF Online tutorials to assist researchers with using library and Web resources are offered by the staff of Babson Library. Short, interesting and informative, the tutorials will save researchers time and provide better academic results. Several topics, such as evaluating Web resources and understanding Web addresses, may be of particular use to alumni. Learn more.
GIBBS LEADS MEN'S BASKETBALL TO 53-47 SEASON OPENING WIN AT WESLEYAN Senior guard Jamaal Gibbs poured in a game-high 19 points to lead the Springfield College men's basketball team to a 53-47 win at Wesleyan in the Pride's season opener in the Wesleyan Invitational.
WALKER'S 19 LEADS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TO A 68-52 VICTORY AT WILLIAMS First-year guard Rachelle Walker scored a team-high 19 points to pace the Springfield College women's basketball team to an impressive 68-52 victory over Williams College. It was the first time the Pride had been victorious since 2000.
MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING CRUISES PAST WHEATON, 158-99
On the 1-meter board, Ben Casavant recorded the third-highest score in the country this year and qualified for nationals with a score of 299.62 as Springfield beat visiting Wheaton College, 158-99, in its first meet of the season against Division III competition.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING TOPS WHEATON 165-135
Emily Sheehan picked up three first individual victories and teammate Michelle Reggio continued her outstanding season in diving as she recorded national qualifying scores on both boards as the Pride rolled past visiting Wheaton College, 165-135.
WRESTLING TAKES FIFTH AT THE DOUG PARKER INVITATIONAL; SMITH WINS THE 184-POUND WEIGHT CLASS Senior Elliot Smith won the 184-pound weight classification and pushed Springfield College to a 5th-place team finish at the 18th Annual Doug Parker Wrestling Invitational.
GRIFFIN COMPETES AT THE NCAA DIVISION III MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Mike Griffin finished 206th in the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championships at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., as he represented Springfield College in a race comprised of the top cross country runners in the nation.
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December 1, Providence, R.I.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
RIAA "A Christmas Carol" Event
December 6, Wilmington, Del.
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Celebrating Our Humanics Heritage
December 9, Orlando, Fla.
3 to 5:30 p.m.
Suncoast Wine Tasting and Holiday Luncheon
January 4, Anaheim, Calif.
5 to 7 p.m.
Strength and Conditioning Convention Social
January 7, Anaheim, Calif.
5 to 7 p.m.
American Football Coaches Association Convention Social
January 18, Baltimore, Md.
6 to 9 p.m.
National Soccer Coaches Convention Social
January 26, Annapolis, Md.
Men's Gymnastics Event
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Dec. 4, A Life's Work: Doing What You Were Born to Do
Thomas Moore, spiritual guide and noted author of the best-selling book "Care of the Soul," will discuss "A Life's Work: Doing What You Were Born to Do" on campus at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Marsh Memorial Chapel. The event is hosted by the Office of United Campus Ministries and Spiritual Life. This event is open to the public.
Dec. 3 – 14, Art Exhibition: Graduating Senior Student Show
Digital imagery, painting, ceramics, and drawing reflect learning over four years in computer graphics, studio arts, or art education. Springfield College, William Blizard Gallery, Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reception: Dec. 9, 2 - 4 p.m.
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